Posts in Crowdfunding
Four ways to fund your next project

You want to record your music, make CDs, create awesome merchandise, throw an album release party, play gigs, or even go on tour. Trouble is, as an indie musician, you probably don’t have the cash on hand to make these things a reality.

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Crowdfunding requires your attention and intention

Crowdfunding can feel unpredictable – even desperate. I've funded two of my four records through fan contributions, and I still have a little voice in my head that says, “It doesn’t count. It was just a fluke.”

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11 steps to crowdfunding success

Crowdfunding engages your fans beyond your asking for donations or getting them to buy merchandise. A successful campaign makes donors feel like active participants, channels their enthusiasm, and helps you spread the word.

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Crowdfunding basics for first-timers

Lucy Briggs, marketing manager at Disc Makers, conducted an interview with composer, singer-songwriter, and branding consultant/music business Cheryl B. Engelhardt to talk crowdfunding and strategies.

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Two funding ideas for the indie artist

Your songs, arrangements, and studio time are all set, booked, and ready to go. Plans for CD replication, distribution, and publicity aren't far behind. The big question is... how will you pay for it all?

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